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The Resource Ecotourism in Appalachia : marketing the mountains, Al Fritsch and Kristin Johannsen

Ecotourism in Appalachia : marketing the mountains, Al Fritsch and Kristin Johannsen

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Ecotourism in Appalachia : marketing the mountains
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Ecotourism in Appalachia
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marketing the mountains
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Al Fritsch and Kristin Johannsen
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eng
Summary
Tourism is the world's largest industry, and ecotourism is rapidly emerging as its fastest growing segment. As interest in nature travel increases, so does concern for conservation of the environment and the well-being of local peoples and cultures. Appalachia seems an ideal destination for ecotourists, with its rugged mountains, uniquely diverse forests, wild rivers, and lively arts culture. And ecotourism promises much for the region: protecting the environment while bringing income to disadvantaged communities. But can these promises be kept? Ecotourism in Appalachia examines both the pote
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Ecotourism in Appalachia : marketing the mountains, Al Fritsch and Kristin Johannsen
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Ecotourism in Appalachia : marketing the mountains, Al Fritsch and Kristin Johannsen
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt130jg3w
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2. Ecotourism reduces nature to a commodity with a price tag
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Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The World's Biggest Industry: The Rising Star of Tourism; The Old World: From Pilgrimage to Pleasure Tour; The New World: Natural Wonders; You Are Here: The Rise of Mass Tourism; The Spiraling Scope of Travel; A Look Inside the Tourist Machine; ""Hosts"" and ""Guests""; Room to Grow; 2. Mountain Mist: Appalachian Tourism Today; Appalachia's Drawing Cards; Natural Attractions and Outdoor Activities; Popular Tourist Attractions; Scenic Views; Hospitality; Accessibility; Economic Benefits-and Leakage
  • Tourism and Appalachia's EnvironmentAir Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise Pollution; Litter and Garbage; Chemical Pollution; Wildlife and Wildflower Resources; Energy Waste; Sprawl; Visual Pollution; Light Pollution; Vibrational Pollution; Other Forms of Environmental Damage; Comparative Environmental Impacts of Recreational Activities; Tourism and Appalachian Culture; Factors Leading to the Erosion of Culture; 3. On the Wrong Track: ORV Tourism in Kentucky; The Situation; Outline of an ATV Environmental Assessment; Environmental Impacts; Land Disturbance; Air Pollution; Water Pollution
  • Endangered and Threatened SpeciesNoise pollution; Litter; Behavior; Safety Issues; The Economics of ATVs; Controlling ATV Tourism; Research and Monitoring; Publicity; Obstruction; Education; Organizing; Enforcement; Consumer Advocacy; Regulation; Future Legal Routes; Commercial Zones for ATVs?; Reflections; 4. Going Green: Ecotourism as an Emerging Experience; Where Did Ecotourism Come from?; Selling Nature Tourism; Motivations for Tourism, and Motivations for Ecotourism; Nature Travel to Exotic Places; The Major Players in Ecotourism; How Green Is It? The Problem of Certification
  • Who Are the Ecotourists Today?5. Lessons for Appalachia 1: Ecotourism in Developing Countries; Tourism Takes Off in Nepal; Tourism and Nepal's Environment; Taming Tourism; Social Impacts; Dependence on Tourism; Belize: Mother Nature's Theme Park?; In the Lap of Luxury; Bungle in the Jungle; Future Prospects; What Can Appalachia Learn?; 6. Lessons for Appalachia 2: Nature Tourism in the U.S.; Trouble in Paradise?; The History of the ""Fiftieth State""; By Leaps and Bounds; Nature As Commodity; Tourism Out of Control; Aloha for Sale; Questions for Appalachia; Way Up North; The Last Frontier
  • Who Owns Nature?Balancing Demands-Hunters, Ecotourists, and Subsistence; Taking Control of Tourism; From Alaska to Appalachia; Learning from the Wider World; 7. The Bottom Line: Ecotourism's Balance Sheet; On the Plus Side: Benefits to the Tourist; Economic Benefits to the Destination; Environmental Benefits; The Downside: Flaws in the Current Practice of Ecotourism; Environmental Impacts; Economic Leakage; Ecotourism-An Elitist Trend; Inescapable Contradictions; 1. Ecotourism, like all present-day forms of tourism, dependsheavily on the petroleum economy
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